Pure Sorraia stallion, Altamiro. There are about 199 others like him left on the planet. Geneticists and consevationists still need more puzzle pieces to unravel the history of this southern Iberian wild horse. Breed or subspecies? Always wild or feral? Lynne Gerard 's blog explains more about these ancient noble horses and the attempt to save them.
Puissance: A high-jump competition in equestrian show jumping. The jump is typically in the fashion of a wall. The world record was set in 1991 by German rider Franke Sloothaak, who jumped a whopping 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in) riding Optiebeurs Golo. (The puissance world record is not to be confused with the high-jump world record).